The ACS Committee on Chemical Safety (CCS) and
Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS)
present the 2015 Spring Edition Virtual Exposition Booth

Download the CCS and CHAS Virtual Booth Spring 2015 in PDF form here.

A quick resource with links to all of the information provided during the 2015 ACS National Meeting in Denver 

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Legalized Marijuana & Health & Safety,
Monday, March 23

Taking Care of Mary Jane’s Workers J. Lieberman

Safety considerations in the development of sensible workplace drug testing policies for legalized marijuana. R.W. Phifer

Marijuana health and safety for licensed and regulated businesses C. Villano

State mandated testing of retail marijuana in Colorado. A. LaFrate

Safety and health standard of cannabis extractions with an emphasis on C02. A. Cahoj

Recent improvements in chromatography: Advancing chromatographic data quality to make a safer Cannabis product. A. Rigdon, R. Lake, R. Freeman, F. Carroll, T. Kahler

GC methods for Cannabis safety and potency testing A. Rigdon, J. Cochran, C. Hilliard, W. Schroeder, C. Schroeder, T. Flood

Safety in Undergraduate Teaching
Tuesday, March 24

Moving from Danger to Safety Culture R. Stuart

Teaching Basic Technique with a view into preparing for a safer educational and work environment. F.K. Wood-Black, K. Black

Using traditional safety rules to teach more advanced concepts in chemical hygiene. S.B. Sigmann

Talk dirty to me: Teaching undergraduate students the importance of good hygiene in the teaching laboratory. L. Gallion, A.M. Wilson, M.J. Samide

Risk hazard assessment in the general chemistry laboratory. S.D. Wiediger, A. Hyett

Developing a safety synergy in the chemistry department at Stanford University. C.T. Cox, S. Chan

Safety Friday: Do in-class safety presentations impact student behavior and perceptions of laboratory safety? A.M. Wilson, P.M. Morgan

Student view of safety in the undergraduate laboratory. T. Black, F.K. Wood-Black

Nitric acid acts upon trousers: Learning about hazardous chemicals. K.P. Fivizzani

DCHAS Executive Committee Agenda

ACS National Meeting,  Spring 2015

Sunday, March 22
Silverton Ballroom 3, Embassy Suites, Denver
Business starts at 8:30

Download CHAS-at-a-glance here

Download the complete DCHAS Denver agenda book here

Officer and Committee Reports


CCS Strategic Planning Report Oct 2014

Administrative Manual 2015 March

CHAS_EXPENSE_REPORT_2015, due April 15

Powerpoint files from selected papers presented at the Fall 2014 DCHAS technical sessions can be found here.

DCHAS Awards Presentations

Decker its been a busy year. D. Decker

Keeping freshmen safe: A holistic approach to safety in undergraduate general chemistry. B. Enderle.

Planning accommodations for students with disabilities in chemistry teaching labs. J. Boval, S. Kennedy

Supporting and Facilitating Students and Workers with Disabilities in the Research and Teaching Laboratory

Creating a safe environment for service animals in teaching laboratories. D. Decker

Developing an inclusive environment for deaf A. Ross, S. Smith, T. Pagano
Accommodation_students with low vision S. Kennedy
3-Dimensional Printing as Means of Making Chemistry Accessible to Blind Students. D. Tantillo, H. Wedler

CHED Sustain-Mix

Safe Sustainable Laboratories: The DCHAS perspective R. Stuart

How Far We’ve Come: A Retrospective of Laboratory Safety Over the Decades

Decades and decades and decades of chemical safety: Where have we been and where are we going? J. Palmer

Environmental revolution of the 1970s: A paradigm shift. S. Sigmann

Communicating safety information. F. Wood-Black (Decker)

Laboratory safety and safety education: Past, present, future. R. Hill, Jr.

PPE: Outfitting UC’s laboratory heroes. K. Smith, E. Young

Laboratory incidents in the press: What do they tell us? R. Stuart

Greening Our Laboratories: How and Why?

Green chemistry is safe chemistry. D. Finster, S. Bradley, T. Goodwin

Green lab certification: Defining and incentivizing best practices. A. Batchelor, J. Tepe

Green labs self-assessment tool: Collaboratively developed, comprehensive and uniform. A. Doyle, A. Paradise

Cornell green labs: Engaging students. E. Sweet

Managing lab ventilation to balance safety and sustainability. R. Stuart, E. Sweet

Greening a modern multi-discipline research building in New York City. E. Talley

Recycling in teaching laboratories, easier than we thought. J. Emerson, A. Franz, C. Rosales

You can download the Fall 2014 Agenda book for the San Francisco DCHAS Executive Committee meeting here.

Complete CHAS agenda book fall 2014

00 Fall 2014 chas agenda

01 Chair’s Report


03 Secretary’s Report SF

04 Immediate Past Chair 2014

05 CHAS Councilor Report San Francisco Fall Meeting 2014

06 Workshops Committee report San Francisco 2014

07 CHAS programming 2014 SF

08 National Registry of Certified Chemists

09 JCHAS Editor’s Report

10 Corporate Associates Liasion

11 NTS Presentation

12 2015 Save the Date

Link to the first Doodle poll for CHAS/CCS table at the Expo

Link to the second Doodle poll

CCS/CHAS table schedule

You can download the agenda book for the Executive Committee meeting in Dallas 

Lessons learned – to share. N. Langerman